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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta r, July 11, 1972 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 7 Sunflower seed potential is one The Alberta government's export marketing officer, Dai-G Durksen, Ijcliet'cs there a potential market for al ItX'l acrc.s of prairic-'nown sunflower seeds. There only acres grown in Lelhbridge and dis- tricl h-.st year. lie this evaluation on the fact lhat countries like Aus- tralia, Argentina and Ifursra have nil had very short crops, Whicli has greatly strengthened the dnnaiirl for Canadian sun- flower :2ctl and has driven the price The export trade is now p'.-'c to offer farmur.s at leasl five cents a pound for sun- flower seeds. In Manitoba, Where there Li a crusliing plant, farmers are yelling a little ivoi-Q than six cems a pound. acres now Tliis year Munitoha fanners inlencl Lo produce aljoui lOO.WIO acres of sunflowers. However, il appears Ural Saskatchewan and Albcrla loRotlior will pro- duce less than acres compared will) in 1971, of which approximately were in In view of the market poten- tial for sunflower seeds, Mr Durksen feels that Alberta's projected sunflower production is very disappointing. He suggested thai Hie erron- eous belief, held by many farm- ers, lhat sunflower seed coin petes with is respon- sible for the lack of interest iii this crop in Alberta. Sunflower seed is definitely "ot a threat to rapeseed markets, he stress- us. Both sunflower oil nnd nisi have special uses thai cannot supplied by Thu crops are. in toft, comple- mentary to each other. If ii possible lo produce pounds of per acre, (a yield of up to 1.500 pounds an acre has besn acliieved with solid il should be quile easy at a price of fivo cents a pound to realize or an acre. Another advan- tage of this crop is that there are no quota restrictions. Pro- duction costs are the same as those for wheat. What about new varieties? KrasnodareLs is the earliest one available at the present lime. It has an oil content of about 41 per cent. Mr. Durksen says plant breeders are looking at a number of varieties that are still earlier and which have a higher oil content. HOOKED ON HOOK THESE WEEK ONLY! Starts Wednesday, July 12th Continuing Till July 19th! ALL FISHING TACKLE IN STOCK: Spinning Casting Fly Trolling and Steel Head Rods BY MAJOR, DIAWA, GREAT LAKES, DEPENDON, FENWICK, ETC. REELS BY DAM, HEDDEN, ZEBCO, SHAKESPEARE, JOHNSON, DIAWA, BRONSON, AND OTHER IMPORTS. 0 ALL LURES AND PLUGS 1EN THOMPSON, MEPPS, KANLOOPCR, HEDDEN, SMS.VX NEBCO, DEPENDON, DARE DEVIL, ETC. By far largest selection in Southern Alberto. Boat Trout Nets Waders Creels line Leaders Swivels Jigs Weights, etc. Plus many additional items. "CONVENIENT TERMS EASILY ARRA.NGW PHONE 235-3193 Clareshclm, Alia. EQUIPMENT LTD. "OPERATING 2 STORES TO SERVE YOU" Phone 235-3193 for fa Massey Ferguson Machinery fa Renn Cup'it Pickups and Roller Mills Allied Farm Equipment Hydraulic Hose, Cylinders and Fittings Bearings, Belts, Seals, Sprockets and Pulleys For Service see Charlie Caldwell Bert Shatford Specializing in: MASSEY FERGUSON COCKSHUTT OLIVER Phone 235-3722 for Versatile Farm Machinery Edwards Rodweeders and Cultivators New Holland Machinery For Service Call fa Floyd Smith at 235-3722 SPECIALIZING IN JOHN DEERE EQUIPMENT We have a full line of A wheel and 2 wheel drive Tractors, Rod Woedars, Cultivators, Balers, Hayllners, Combines, etc. at all times. A We also have a large selection of used rodweeders, balers, tractors, combines, etc. Wo will sell, rent, lease, or give away practically anything we've got. FOR AU rOUR FARM EQUIPMENT NEEDS CALL DON GREEN at TNT EQUIPMENT NOW! I-M- PHONE 235-3193 CLARESHOLM, ALTA. EQUIPMENT LTD. CLARESHOLM, ALBERTA ;